05 February, 2006

James in The Journey

We have been reading through James as a community and it has been a great experience. But the fear in reading James is that it simply remains that - a fun experience. If nothing changes in our lives then reading James must be a scary experience. James is pretty clear that faith is a physical act. And so I was happy to find this post. In it the author (Weekend Fisher) notes 10 places Christians should visit:

  1. Your family members (I Timothy 5:8).
  2. Your neighbors (Luke 10:27).
  3. The person you always say Hi to at church, and think someday you should call (Acts 2:42).
  4. The foreigner that works at the corner store (Exodus 23:9)
  5. A nearby soup kitchen or food pantry (Matthew 25:35)
  6. A social outcast that you know (Luke 7:34)
  7. A nearby hospital or shut-in (Matthew 25:36)
  8. The breakdown lane of the highway (Luke 10:33)
  9. The old friend you lost touch with years ago (Proverbs 18:24)
  10. The person you're avoiding who holds a grudge against you (Matthew 5:23-24)
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." (James 1:22)

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